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Agent says Broxton's elbow has no structural damage

May 5, 2011 |  4:22 pm

Lhkmn6nc So this is good news, right?

Turns out an MRI on Jonathan Broxton’s right elbow Wednesday showed no structural damage, his agent told The Times’ Dylan Hernandez.

Agent B.B. Abbott said a bone spur was identified, and there is a bruise at the back of the elbow.

But Abbott told Hernandez there was nothing serious that requires surgery.

Abbott said the Dodgers plan to wait a couple days to see how the elbow responds before determining if Broxton needs to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Broxton (5.68 ERA, 1.89 WHIP) has struggled throughout most of the season and looked like a hurt pitcher in his last outing Tuesday night when he threw eight consecutive balls in the ninth inning, allowing the Cubs to break a 1-1 tie.

The closer did not tell the Dodgers about his elbow stiffness until Wednesday.

-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jonathan Broxton throws a pitch during a game against the San Francisco Giants on March 4, 2011. Credit: Jake Roth / US Presswire

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